In case you haven't noticed, I write long blog entries. Even on a fashion blog where I'm only supposed to post pictures and write one short paragraph (five sentences max), I ramble on and on and on. In a literary age when brevity is key, I'm afraid I'm locked out---I'm happily traveling this world where words run in abundance and redundancy is the shiznit.
I don't know why I'm like that. I use a LOT of words, and even when I look at what I have written and try to see if there's anything I could chop off, I feel like they're all important words. Like they're my babies. No, I'm not gonna put "really" and "absolutely" up for adoption! Gorgeous is not as gorgeous as absolutely gorgeous!
I write long discourses and long poems. I write even longer personal letters... ones you won't get to see online. My ex told me once that I wrote him such a loooooong letter, he couldn't handle reading it off the monitor. He had to print it out. I guess I'm not the cheating kind, but I am the writing kind. I'm not gonna hurt your feelings, but I will hurt your printer.
What is it with me and long write-ups? I know exactly what's wrong with me, though. Instead of writing "You hurt me.", I will write "Did it ever occur to you that maybe your lack of sensitivity to my feelings would one day cause me immeasurable pain???" (Okay, this is just an example. Trust me, I have not written this exact same sentence ever. But I have written something similar. Haha!)
I don't know... it's just that... "you hurt me" doesn't cut it. "You hurt me" is like you stepped on my foot and now my toe nail is dead. But immeasurable pain is that which takes away your ability to fully function, at least for 48 hours.
In the same way that I don't write "I'm happy." The closest I could get to that is "I'm so freakn happy!!!!!!!" (So if I don't have a lot of words, I have a lot of punctuation marks). I'd say, "What I'm feeling right now is so incomparable to any other blissful emotion I have been blessed with in the past. This takes the proverbial cake."
So I guess what I'm saying is (and I really have to write it now in order to conclude this entry and not defeat my purpose), for this new blog, another thing that's my work in progress is my gradual detachment from unnecessary words. In the same way that I plan to detach myself from all things that are unnecessary in my life----from clothes to emotions to people themselves. As I continue my journey, I plan to discern what I really need from what I think I need. And right now, I think I need to end this entry. :)